You are here

"Monks, Silks and Spices: Towards a History of Buddhist Mobility in the 2nd-millennium Indian Ocean Region"

Anne Blackburn (Cornell University)
Today it is easy to take for granted the integrated Theravadin Buddhist world comprising Sri Lanka, Burma, and Thailand, assuming its naturalness and long history.  This paper argues for a more nuanced periodization of Buddhist ties within this Indian Ocean region, including substantial changes in the political and economic environment occurring between 1000 and 1500, which reshaped possibilities for Buddhist monastic mobility.
Theravada Buddhism Lectures

Details

When:

Thursday, November 6, 2014. 06:00 PM

Where:

Main Quad, Bldg. 70, Room 72A1

Sponsor:

Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford

Contact:

650.721.6609
tanya@stanford.edu

Admission:

Open to the Public